House approves restrictions on cold, allergy meds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislation that would limit purchases of some popular over-the-counter cold and allergy medications has cleared the House.

The goal is to limit access to medicines like Mucinex D and Sudafed that contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine that's being widely abused in the state.

The House voted 60-36 Wednesday afternoon to pass the bill, which now returns to the Senate for final passage.

The proposal would limit any one person's purchases to no more than 7.2 grams in a month or 24 grams in a year. People who need more would have to get a prescription.

The restrictions would allow individuals to purchase roughly 10 boxes of the medications per year.


The legislation is Senate Bill 3.

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